Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Week In Nutrition 2/5/12 - 2/11/12

This week I continued my focus on nutrient dense foods.  My food of the week this week has been coconut oil.  I've been cooking with it and adding it to my coffee and protein shakes.  Coconut oil is loaded with healthy saturated fats most of which are medium chain triglycerides (MCTs).  MCTs are an excellent source of fuel for the body and brain.  Coconut oil also contains vitamins E and K and various minerals.

You can learn more about coconut oil from the following links:
The Coconut Research Center
Organic Facts: Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is effective at treating Alzheimer's Disease:

Next week I'm experimenting with the effects of increasing my fat intake and lowering my carb intake on my workout performance.  I'm using fat for my primary fuel during the day and using the carbs to recover after my workout.  I'll report back next week.

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